Commit c83ce989 authored by Trond Myklebust's avatar Trond Myklebust Committed by Linus Torvalds
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VFS: Fix the nfs sillyrename regression in kernel 2.6.38

The new vfs locking scheme introduced in 2.6.38 breaks NFS sillyrename
because the latter relies on being able to determine the parent
directory of the dentry in the ->iput() callback in order to send the
appropriate unlink rpc call.

Looking at the code that cares about races with dput(), there doesn't
seem to be anything that specifically uses d_parent as a test for
whether or not there is a race:
  - __d_lookup_rcu(), __d_lookup() all test for d_hashed() after d_parent
  - shrink_dcache_for_umount() is safe since nothing else can rearrange
    the dentries in that super block.
  - have_submount(), select_parent() and d_genocide() can test for a
    deletion if we set the DCACHE_DISCONNECTED flag when the dentry
    is removed from the parent's d_subdirs list.
Signed-off-by: default avatarTrond Myklebust <>
Cc: (2.6.38, needs commit c826cb7d

	create helper function for duplicated functionality" )
Signed-off-by: default avatarLinus Torvalds <>
parent c826cb7d
......@@ -296,8 +296,12 @@ static struct dentry *d_kill(struct dentry *dentry, struct dentry *parent)
dentry->d_parent = NULL;
* Inform try_to_ascend() that we are no longer attached to the
* dentry tree
dentry->d_flags |= DCACHE_DISCONNECTED;
if (parent)
......@@ -1030,6 +1034,7 @@ static struct dentry *try_to_ascend(struct dentry *old, int locked, unsigned seq
* or deletion
if (new != old->d_parent ||
(old->d_flags & DCACHE_DISCONNECTED) ||
(!locked && read_seqretry(&rename_lock, seq))) {
new = NULL;
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